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DEVA LOKA
Date: Nov 17 , 2010 - Jan 22 , 2011
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Artist: Yoshitaka Amano
Amano was born in 1952 in Shizuoka City, Japan. Always fascinated by drawing, he joined the early Japanese anime movement in 1967, working on character design for a number of Japanese TV programs, including the series Kashaan and Tekkaman. Some of Amano's masterpieces are deeply rooted in people's heart such as Gatchaman, Honey Bee and The Time Bokan. Amano continues to inspire us with his recent works, such as the world acclaimed Final Fantasy series. Amano has won several prestigious awards including the Seiun Award in 1983 and the Julie Award, Dragon Con Award and the Eisner Award in . He was also nominated that same year for the Hugo Award.

Since 2002, Yoshitaka Amano has slightly put aside his commercial assignments and has focused more on developing his art works. His amazing glossy paintings on aluminum has been exhibited in prestigious museum and galleries worldwide since 1989, including the Orlean Museum of Art in France, Tokyo's Uenonomori Museum, The Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York, MOCA Taipei, Germany's Kunstverein Heilbronn, MOCA Shanghai and the Barbican Centre in London.
His current exhibition at Art Statements Tokyo, his first solo show in a gallery in Japan, features some monumental works following the theme of Deva Loka. In Indian religion, Deva Loka is where Gods live. It is a kind of heaven where everything is being created and where everything will return. Following these themes, Yoshitaka Amano exhibits some amazing works on aluminum, full of mythological creatures trying to escape the frame they have been painted in. The viewers are first surprised by the scale of the works, then by their complexity and then by the unique glossy medium and technique used by Amano. One can stand in front of these paintings for hours and constantly find new and hidden characters, thus re-reading again and again the scenes of the paintings.
Erwin Olaf
Date: Oct 28 , 2010 - Dec 18 , 2010
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Artist: Erwin Olaf
Erwin Olaf has a passionate love affair with life, and enjoys to the full everything it has to offer. His oeuvre is a manifestation of his passion and of his genuine engagement with his subjects.

Olaf has been professionally active for twenty-five years and in this period he has succeeded in evolving from a participating photographer to a director who creates his own reality.. Olaf’s pictures are filled with humor, imagination and exuberance, but they go much further than simple visual intrigue. His works deal with freedom, beauty, loneliness, and being different. Hi convinces his public in a shameless and versatile manner, questioning established norms.

Militancy is an essential feature of his oeuvre. Olaf consistently expresses his own standpoints, fulminating against narrow-mindness, smugness, and rigid norms, but not without humor, bravura and bite. An authentic Olaf is a blow to the head, ruthlessly direct, but simultaneously wrong footing the viewer and poking fun.

One reviewer remarked that in Erwin Olaf’s photographs everyone stares unwaveringly into the lens –thus looking straight into the photographer’s big blue eye, as it were. Olaf approaches the world openly and enthusiastically and this is also the way in which, in his work, he dares to enter the public debate.

Olaf is a master in generating his own world, whether this be in autonomous photographic series, grandiose parties, or film projects. He is also hypercritical, nothing escapes him, so that pictures are created with a placement composed so meticulously that it is almost painful to examine. With these, Olaf manages to produce fictitious yet convincing images of bygone days, fairytales and dreams, populated by historical figures, elves, dwarves, lunatics, and god knows who.
Deva Loka II
Date: Jun 10 , 2010 - Jul 30 , 2010
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Artist: Yoshitaka Amano
Amano was born in 1952 in Shizuoka City, Japan. Always fascinated by drawing, he joined the early Japanese anime movement in 1967, working on character design for a number of Japanese TV programs, including the series Kashaan and Tekkaman. Some of Amano's masterpieces are deeply rooted in people's heart such as Gatchaman, Honey Bee and The Time Bokan. Amano continues to inspire us with his recent works, such as the world acclaimed Final Fantasy series. Amano has won several prestigious awards including the Seiun Award in 1983 and the Julie Award, Dragon Con Award and the Eisner Award in . He was also nominated that same year for the Hugo Award.

Since 2002, Yoshitaka Amano has slightly put aside his commercial assignments and has focused more on developing his art works. His amazing glossy paintings on aluminum has been exhibited in prestigious museum and galleries worldwide since 1989, including the Orlean Museum of Art in France, Tokyo's Uenonomori Museum, The Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York, MOCA Taipei, Germany's Kunstverein Heilbronn, MOCA Shanghai and the Barbican Centre in London.
The core marrow of Art
Date: Dec 17 , 2009 - Jan 30 , 2010
The theme of this group exhibition is to show the international state of the art at the end of 2009 through artists who have marked the year through very publicized exhibitions and events worldwide

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